20 peonies to grow – peony 'Instituteur Doriat'

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Instituteur Doriat’

Herbaceous peony

  • Botanical name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Instituteur Doriat'
  • Common name: Herbaceous peony
  • Family: Paeoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
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Herbaceous peonies are a popular choice for providing colour and drama to ornamental borders in late spring and early summer. They bear large, often double flowers in whites, pinks, reds and yellows. Unlike tree peonies, herbaceous peonies die back to ground level in winter.


Paeonia lactiflora ‘Instituteur Doriat’ has anemone-type flowers in deepest pink, with a central core of deep pink, strap-like petals, called petaloids, with white tips. Its foliage is dark green. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border or container, and makes an excellent cut flower. For best results, grow Paeonia lactiflora ‘Instituteur Doriat’ in well-drained, neutral soil, in full sun.

How to grow Paeonia 'Instituteur Doriat'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Paeonia 'Instituteur Doriat' and wildlife

Paeonia 'Instituteur Doriat' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Paeonia 'Instituteur Doriat' poisonous?

Paeonia 'Instituteur Doriat' can be toxic.

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No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Paeonia 'Instituteur Doriat'